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The Sapphires Written & Directed by Tony Briggs

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The Sapphires Written & Directed by Tony Briggs

Sat 30 July at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $39

The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia. Bringing the raw energy, fun and emotion of this story directly to stages like Cowra Civic Centre and across the nation.

Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.

“I hope the audience will feel a fresh sense of connection to a story that has already successfully infiltrated the psyche of the Australian theatre and movie going public and get a sense of joy and understanding of who Aboriginal people are and walk away from ‘The Sapphires’ with a smile on their faces. Said Tony.

Four young Aboriginal women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins, armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heart-warming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother. It tells of the incredible journey of a singing group of four Yorta Yorta Women, who sing classic soul hits against the backdrop of personal change and massive social upheaval. It is an energetic, fun, and engaging play that affirms life and the realisation of dreams

Suitable for ages 7+
Some adult themes, simulated warfare and Small amount of coarse language.

Tickets (Transaction fee may apply)
Early bird tickets $39 – save $10

Duration 2hrs 25 mins

Details

Date:
Sat 30 July
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $39
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.cowraciviccentre.com/Whats-On/Whats-On/All-Events/The-Sapphires

Other

Local government area
Cowra
Artforms
Theatre, Other
Source
Submitted online

Venue

Cowra Civic Centre
104 Darling Street
Cowra, NSW 2794 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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